Target Cafe: Now With Nutrition Information

by Leighann on February 18, 2010

I typically shop at Target and Q is often with me. I learned early in my motherhood years that if you stop at the cafe and purchase a bag of popcorn, you can keep the kids occupied and shopping is a bit easier.

Diabetes kind of threw a wrench in this M.O. especially in the early days when we were on MDI and a snack outside of our normal routine meant another injection. Now on the insulin pump I can bolus for it on the fly easy peasy.

Q loves to eat at the Target Cafe for dinner. If I mention that we have errands to do after dance or gymnastics, she asks if we can eat at Target. It’s a win-win situation!

But in the past I’ve had problems getting nutritional information from them. Sometimes the person behind the desk could find some info for me, but most of the time they could not. Sometimes they would call a manager over and the manager would actually arrive before we finished eating and I would tell them how important it was to have this information available. Most times the counter worker would tell me that they would pass the info along.

On the rare occasion the worker would produce a copied sheet with teeny tiny numbers of some of their food items. Better than nothing.

And what made it worse was that Target, being a major corporation, didn’t even have the information available on their website!

But recently our Target cafe did a little rearranging in the soda, napkin, and condiment area. And what should appear but a stack of nutritional guides. Wahoo! And I’m happy to say that they have been fully stocked each and every time we’ve visited since, FTW!

(I still think it’s incredibly lame that they don’t have it on their website. And now they have a mobile app and it would be nice to have it there as well.)

I think more businesses who serve food should take on the responsibility of providing this information for patrons. Is it really that difficult? Especially for chains that serve the same menu items day in and day out.

Target Nutrition Guide

Further Reading

All Things Food: Dining Out: Target Cafe (Values from that copied sheet of paper I mentioned.)

Were My Estimates on Target? (The first time we found some nutrition info.)

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